Creamy Dill Shrimp Salad

"I got this from the Barefoot Contessa's book "Parties!" and i use it alot. It is a big hit and easy to make. The time does not include the chilling time as this can be made the night before or earlier in the day."
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  • Bring 5 quarts of water, 3 tablespoons salt, and the lemon to a boil in a large saucepan.
  • Add half the shrimp and reduce the heat to medium.
  • Cook uncovered for only 3 minutes or until the shrimp are barely cooked through.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl of cold water.
  • Bring the water back to a boil and repeat with the remaining shrimp.
  • Let cool; then peel, and devein the shrimp.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, wine or vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and dill.
  • Combine with the peeled shrimp.
  • Add the red onion and celery and check the seasonings.
  • Serve or cover and refrigerate for a few hours.

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  1. Jj A.
    Really good, added a little Old Bay Seasoning definitely will make again.
  2. Marie Nixon
    The fresh dill really makes this recipe. I scaled the recipe way back to only 1/4 lb. shrimp and it turned out great.
  3. *Parsley*
    Cool, creamy and tasty. I cut the recipe amount in half and use 2 pounds of precooked large shrimp. This is best when allowed to chill for a couple of hours. It's great on a bed of lettuce with fresh garden tomatoes. Thanx!
  4. iris5555
    Excellent! Loved it!
  5. Salesgirl
    Absolutely sensational! Make as written and prepare for rave reviews! Thank you.


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